VOTE: Should Malcolm Butler have been Super Bowl MVP?
In what may have been the dumbest play call in Super Bowl history, Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler, who had been victimized all game by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, jumped the route and picked off Wilson's pass. The interception gave the Patriots a 28-24 win over the Seahawks.
The Seahawks were facing a second-and-goal situation at the one-yard-line with top running back Marshawn Lynch in the backfield, who had just gotten them 4 yards on his previous carry.
The play call by Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell with the endorsement of head coach Pete Carroll was so bad that the kids in the Nationwide Commercial were probably glad they didn’t live to see it.
By the way, why would you air such a morbid ad in the Super Bowl? Did you know a 30 second Super Bowl advertisement costs $4.5 million?
What’s even dumber than the dumbest play in Super Bowl history? The fact that Butler, a little known undrafted rookie out of West Alabama, makes the play that saves the game, and loses the most valuable player award to Tom Brady.
Do you think Malcolm Butler should have been MVP?
Granted Brady had a terrific game going 37/50 328 yards, 4 touchdowns 2 interceptions but Brady's effort is wasted if Butler doesn’t make that play. Many Super Bowl losers had great stats, but when it comes to making the play that wins the game, Butler made it and for that, he should be rewarded.